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Author: Maria Thorne

Jun 20, 2024

Hear from your local parliamentary candidates on Thursday 27th June 7-8.45pm, Kentisbeare Village Hall.
We have been asked to share this Hustings event: Spiceland Quakers have arranged an opportunity to meet the candidates.
Full information, including how to submit your questions: Hustings Event Poster 2024 (.doc)

Jun 5, 2024

Portion of proceeds to Kentisbeare cycle track:

May 9, 2024

We have received notice that the Kentisbeare Post Office branch will be closing on Thursday 27 June 2024 at 17:00. (more…)

May 2, 2024

We’ve been informed that works will now continue until this Friday 3rd May: Temporary Traffic Order – ROAD FROM BLACKBOROUGH HEADING NORTH, Kentisbeare (TTRO2455340)

Apr 30, 2024

From WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2024 until FRIDAY 31 MAY 2024 (both dates inclusive)


Apr 23, 2024

Members of the public in Devon & Cornwall can now report crimes and incidents and find out how to access support for victims just by using a smartphone app.

The Police.UK app also gives crime prevention advice, information on local police contacts and an opportunity to compare crime rates in different parts of the country. The app puts the public in control of reporting what they want, when they want to.


Apr 19, 2024

Interested in diversifying your farm business? If so, join us at West Middlewick Farm, a family run dairy farm situated in the heart of Devon, which has evolved to offer fishing, camping, educational visits, and a farm shop. Neil Jory, from Business Information Point will give an overview of potential diversification options and help you get started on writing your business plans. Pete Randerson, of NFU Mutual Tiverton, will cover important factors to consider when insuring your new business venture. Sign up using the following link:

Mar 21, 2024

Check your revised bin collection dates for the Easter bank holiday here:

Mar 21, 2024
Residents are reminded to make sure they are registered to vote in this year’s elections, and that they have eligible photo ID, before the deadlines in April.
Mid Devon will go to the polls on 2 May and vote for the next Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner.
Read the full press release at:
Mar 21, 2024

A large number of notable changes are being made to the Stagecoach Mid Devon bus timetables from Sunday 14th April 2024. Please see for more information

Mar 18, 2024

Devon County Councils are holding a consultation on the draft Cullompton and Tiverton Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan:
You can complete the survey here (closing Sunday 7th April)

Mar 18, 2024

As highlighted in this month’s K-Net, the consultation on the Devon and Torbay Devolution Deal ends 24th March:


Feb 23, 2024

Link to consultation:

The purpose of this survey is to understand the current health of services and facilities in rural areas. The results should identify where further development could be supported. It is also possible that where there are groups of smaller settlements, development in one village may support services in a village nearby. This survey will feed into a wider settlement study to determine where future development could be located. The public consultation closes on Friday 1 March 2024.

Feb 19, 2024

Important: for our business sponsors. If you’ve received an email from “” THIS IS NOT US! It’s not about your listing on We are about to send out invoices, but it will be clear that they are from us.

Feb 12, 2024

ORD2303188:  MESSAGE FROM THE HIGHWAYS TEAM: Drainage, reconstruction and resurfacing works Stowford Water – Saint Hill, Kentisbeare


Feb 8, 2024

MDDC are seeking your views on changes to the Mid Devon District Council Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy (the Policy). The consultation will run from until 15 April 2024 and is open to all residents, the licenced Taxi and Private Hire trade, and any other interested parties. The key changes are summarised and the full draft policy can be accessed here in the link: Taxi Policy Changes | Let’s Talk Mid Devon

Jan 22, 2024
The Parish Council has arranged a presentation regarding the Devon Resilience Innovation Project (DRIP) – this will take place in Kentisbeare Village Hall on Monday 29th January at 1pm.
If you are interested and able to attend please let the Parish Council know by emailing Melanie the Parish Clerk at
Jan 8, 2024

The consultation is open until Tuesday 16th January 2024. A new online consultation meeting has been added to enable more people to have their say: Monday 15th January 2024, 1.00pm -2.30pm, Online consultation meeting
Book Here
Public consultation on the future of Devon County Council’s Adult Day Services – Have Your Say

Jan 8, 2024

Warning of Road Closure – Stockland Cross to Yew Wood Cross, Monday 26th Feb 2024


Jan 6, 2024
Devon County Council’s public consultation is now open until Monday 7th February on the proposed Jn28 improvements. Details are available at: In January, DCC Officers will be available to answer questions in person as follows:
Monday 8 Jan 2024, 3.30PM – 7PM Cullompton Community Centre
Wednesday 10 Jan 2024, 12 noon – 4PM The Hayridge, Cullompton
Dec 21, 2023

Read John’s roundup for December 2023.


Nov 26, 2023

Deadline for comments to be submitted to MDDC 15th December as detailed here. 

Link to application: 23/01440/MOUT. Outline application with details of access for demolition of existing structures and development of residential dwellings (up to 1,100 dwellings) and elderly accommodation (up to 118 units), village centre uses, primary school, public open space, play areas, wildlife areas, associated infrastructure and landscaping.  Land at NGR 304098 107284 Newlands Farm, Cullompton, Devon. Note that the consultation period been extended, expiring on 15 December 2023.

Any comments should be submitted direct to Mid Devon District Council (MDDC).  Please refer to the MDDC web page here for details with reference to commenting on planning applications. Comments can be submitted online through Public Access or by email  to or by post to Development Management, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Tiverton. EX16 6PP.  Please quote the planning application number in all correspondence.

Nov 25, 2023
CHRISTMAS PIZZA NIGHT – serving from 5 until 8pm in the car park at Kentisbeare Village Hall. The pizza van is back in Kentisbeare on Saturday 16th December for a festive pizza night. Give yourself a break from cooking with what is becoming a village tradition! You can now order online to guarantee your collection time at or text to 07498 869 563. Early orders are recommended to avoid disappointment. Menu available on our website.
Nov 9, 2023

From MONDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2023, anticipated Finish FRIDAY 8 DECEMBER 2023
BROAD ROAD AND GOLDEN LANE, KENTISBEARE, FROM THE JUNCTION NEAR HILL HOUSE FARM (BROAD ROAD) TO JUST SOUTH OF THE JUNCTION BETWEEN BROAD ROAD AND GOLDEN LANE. For patching and resurfacing. For additional information contact: MILESTONE INFRASTRUCTURE Telephone: 0203 307 7969. Ref: TTRO2352411. Signed diversions will be in place.

Oct 24, 2023
We have recently received notice of an emergency road closure under the ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 SECTION 14: Ref TTRO2353528 (18th Oct to 7th Nov 2023) and Ref TTRO2353530 (8th Nov 2023 to for a maximum of 18 months).
Roads affected –
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable –
For additional information contact:
Telephone: 0345 155 1004
(Note it is not anticipated that the road will remain closed for the full duration).
Oct 16, 2023

“Mid Devon District Council has welcomed the Government’s recent funding pledge to help address traffic problems in Cullompton.”

Oct 10, 2023
Mid-Devon District Council is running a Polling Review and they are carrying out a public consultation (closing 12th November 2023). This concerns proposed changes to voting if you live in Blackborough. The proposal is that the Blackborough electors should vote at Kentisbeare Village Hall. Please comment DIRECTLY TO MDDC using the details below.
Oct 5, 2023

23/01440/MOUT Outline application with details of access for demolition of existing structures and development of residential dwellings (up to 1,100 dwellings) and elderly accommodation (up to 118 units), village centre uses, primary school, public open space, play areas, wildlife areas, associated infrastructure and landscaping.  Land at NGR 304098 107284 Newlands Farm Cullompton Devon. Deadline for comments to be submitted to Mid Devon District Council – 23rd October 2023. 

Oct 5, 2023

Exe Valley Pizza are back in Kentisbeare, at the village hall car park, on Tuesday 10th October, serving their delicious Woodfired pizzas from 5-8pm.Pre-orders are recommended to reserve your collection time. You can view the menu at and text your order to 07856 783 620.

Aug 30, 2023

Join us this September to explore the fascinating history of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.


Aug 10, 2023

Views of local residents are being sought in respect of land that is part of the East of Cullompton allocation – Kingacre Estates is to submit a planning application to Mid Devon District Council for approximately 500 new homes, along with community hub, transport infrastructure and large areas of open space including allotments, wildlife sites and places to play.


Aug 4, 2023

Jul 19, 2023

Each summer, Elise Elicott arranges a programme of evening walks, exploring the local parish paths. Everyone welcome.


Jul 19, 2023

Mid Devon’s planners are asking for feedback on new guidance for delivering choice and high quality, affordable homes to meet the needs of all local residents.

The Meeting Housing Needs Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) that Mid Devon District Council is consulting on has been revised to provide a broader scope. It aims to be more inclusive of the needs of Gypsies and Travellers, Travelling Showpeople, people with disabilities, and an ageing population.


Jul 14, 2023

Ticket Office​ at Tiverton Parkway- the station will still be manned, but the Ticket Office closed. The details proposed by Great Western are here The online consultation is open until the 26th of July

Jul 14, 2023

Proposed Closures to Railway Ticket Offices

There is a proposal by the Rail Delivery Group to close 974 ticket offices at railway stations across the country. This will pose unimaginable barriers for people with little or no sight.


Jul 14, 2023

We have been provided with a  list of information resources relating to the cost of living crisis, which we hope you find useful: click ‘more’. We’ll post this on our general information page also.


Jun 22, 2023

Kentisbeare Parish Council    (Covering Kentisbeare and Blackborough) 

Following the elections which were uncontested in our Parish, there are two spare seats on the Parish Council which can be filled by co-option.  If you are interested in being co-opted on to Kentisbeare Parish Council then please get in touch.   


Jun 14, 2023

Devon Home Choice property in Kentisbeare available for bidding PLEASE NOTE IMAGE SHOWS A SIMILAR PROPERTY, NOT THE PROPERTY BEING OFFERED Apply on the Devon Home Choice website.

May 29, 2023

All day in Blackborough Village Hall. Please find the schedule and entry form below to enable you to plan your entries. Everyone is welcome to enter and we particularly welcome entries from beginners and children.

Schedule 2023 Blackborough Flower and Produce

Blackborough Flower Show Entry Form


May 17, 2023

In case you missed it, our last K-Net included a competition to name the new Kentisbeare Donkey.
Read about it here and don’t forget to send Maria your suggestions!

May 6, 2023
Coronation Celebrations
Saturday 6th May
There will be a BBQ at 6pm at Blackborough Village Hall.
We will not be lighting the Beacon as the Palace are not having Beacons for this event but instead various light shows on the Sunday at different venues.
May 6, 2023

The results of the Election May 2023 can be found here:

Apr 18, 2023

Our latest new sponsors, Donaldson Timber Engineering, are currently recruiting for Production Operatives to work at their brand new DTE South West site based in Cullompton. This role is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, proactive and reliable individual to join their team. Read the job description: DTE South West Production Operative Mar 23.
If this sounds like the perfect job for you then do not hesitate to apply by sending your full C.V. to:

Apr 12, 2023

Machine Lane will be closed for a few days from 17th April to enable surface dressing works to take place.

Apr 8, 2023

Details of the candidates nominated for election for all of Mid Devon’s parish, town and district councillor seats were publicised.
This link will take you to all the information on the district and parish elections, including:
– Statement of Persons Nominated, where there election is going to poll
– Results of Uncontested Election, where there were insufficient candidates for a poll

Key deadlines:
Deadline to register to vote: midnight Monday 17 April 2023
Deadline to apply to vote by post: 5pm Tuesday 18 April 2023
Deadline to apply to vote by proxy: 5pm Tuesday 25 April 2023
Deadline to apply for a voter authority certificate: 5pm Tuesday 25 April 2023

Mar 23, 2023

Danescroft developers are holding a presentation and Q&A session about their proposals in Kentisbeare Village Hall on Thursday 30th March at 8pm.
All welcome.

Mar 17, 2023

Candidate nominations for district and parish elections can be received at Mid Devon District Council Offices between Monday 20 March and Tuesday 4 April, on weekdays between 10am and 4pm. Prospective candidates are encouraged to hand their nominations in as early as possible, allowing them time for them to re-submit their paperwork if there is a problem with it.

Notice of Election – Parish (pdf)

Notice of Election – District (pdf)

Further information can be found at 

Feb 23, 2023

“CULM GROVE, EAST CULLOMPTON FORMS PART OF THE ALLOCATION IN THE ADOPTED MID DEVON LOCAL PLAN” Please see this poster (pdf) for information about two drop-in sessions concerning Culm Grove:
1. Tuesday 28 February 3pm to 8pm The Hayridge, 1 Exeter Hill, Cullompton EX15 1DJ
2. Thursday 2 March 6pm to 9pm Fordmore Farm, Honiton Road, Cullompton EX15 1WH
Culm Grove Poster (pdf)

Feb 23, 2023
  • 23/00101/MARM – Reserved Matters for a new cricket facility consisting of 2 storey pavilion, scorers hut, ground equipment store, outdoor cricket nets, landscaping and parking following Outline approval 20/01452/MOUT | Land at NGR 305210 108255 Horn Road Kentisbeare Devon. The Neighbourhood Consultation Expiry Date is Friday 3rd March.
Feb 23, 2023

Latest figures show that the recycling rate for the district has risen to 56.56%, compared to 52.02% during the same period in 2021/22. Read the full press release at:

Feb 23, 2023

A number of changes to parishes within Mid Devon will be made in time for the local elections this Spring, following a public consultation and review of the current boundaries. Read the full press release at:

Feb 23, 2023

The funding is part of the Changing Places fund, administered by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, which aims to support disabled people with improved access and facilities. Read the full press release: Successful funding bid for accessible toilets at Mid Devon leisure centres

Feb 9, 2023

Information about the upcoming May 2023 Elections can be found on the Mid Devon District Council website.

Feb 1, 2023

bin-it 123 3 weekly collections image and logoEnforcement of the Council’s new three-weekly bin collection scheme will begin from 1 February 2023

Read the press release:

Jan 12, 2023

Richard Foord MP is holding surgeries for constituents. He will be in Kentisbeare Village Hall on Friday 10th February from 10 to 11.30am.

Jan 11, 2023

Glow in the Dark DodgeBall is back in Kentisbeare for KS1 and KS2 children. Tuesday 21st February at the village hall. KS1 5.15 to 6.15pm and KS2 6.30 to 7.30pm. £7 per child. Book online

Poster for kids Glow in the Dark Dodge Ball in Kentisbeare, February 2023

Jan 11, 2023

The mobile library visits Kentisbeare monthly and it will next be here on Tuesday 14th February.

Dec 8, 2022

Kentisbeare Pump Track

Click on the link above for details of a tender for Kentisbeare Parish Council, which is being managed by Mid Devon District Council. The tender is for a new contract for the works related to the construction of a new all-weather pump track facility for users of bikes and skateboards with a footpath from the existing carpark for the site in Kentisbeare for Kentisbeare Parish Council.

Dec 6, 2022

Families in Devon on low-incomes, whose children receive free school meals, will get support this winter to help them buy food during the holidays. The deadline for applications, in order to receive free school meal holiday vouchers for the Christmas school holiday, is Friday 16 December. Find out more.

Dec 6, 2022

Here’s a common cry…
“This time of year is always so expensive with presents to buy and heating bills going up. I’ve seen offers for ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ when I’m shopping online which seems like a good way to spread costs but how do I make sure I don’t get into debt?” Read the December Advice Column from Citizens Advice


Nov 25, 2022

The mobile library visits every 4 weeks on Tuesdays 2.10 – 2.30pm at Kentisbeare Village Hall.

View Mobile Library Visits to Kentisbeare 2023 (pdf)

Nov 7, 2022

From 7th November 2022, it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers to keep their birds housed and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to protect their flocks. This applies whether keepers have commercial flocks, or just a few birds in a backyard. Link to the housing order:- Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (


Nov 2, 2022

The first police station front desk to be reopened after investment by Devon and Cornwall’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed in members of the public last month for the first time in eight years.

Tiverton Police Station’s Public Enquiry Office, in Lowman Green, is now open on Mondays and Tuesdays between 10am and 3pm. It will be open six days a week, from Monday to Saturday, from November 21 once new staff have completed training.


Nov 1, 2022
Blackborough Bonfire night will be taking place this year on Saturday 5th November at 6pm.
There is no entry fee but please support if you can by putting cash donations in our collection buckets as the cost of the fireworks continues to rise every year
There will be hot food available from 6 in the Hall to purchase and a torch parade to the fire and fireworks.
We look forward to seeing you for a great evening as usual.
Oct 31, 2022

The consultation is open until 1 November 2022.
Mid Devon District Council is preparing a Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for East Cullompton and is now consulting on a draft of the document. This SPD sets out Mid Devon’s emerging thinking for the development to guide future planning applications and ensure co-ordinated and comprehensive delivery of the development.
The website gives you an opportunity to view the latest draft masterplan and to ask questions and give your feedback on what is being proposed –


Oct 24, 2022

Sporty Stars will be hosting a GLOW IN THE DARK DODGEBALL evening at Kentisbeare Village Hall on Tuesday 22nd November.


Oct 12, 2022
Message from the Altitude Team!
Altitude Festival 27th, 28th and 29th July 2023. EARLY BIRD TICKETS are now on sale and available by visiting our website. We thought it would be nice to notify the parish first .
Tickets are being released to the general public on Saturday.
Day tickets will be available closer to the event.
Thanks for your support and see you there !
Sep 27, 2022

A house is available for bidding through Devon Home Choice in Parsons Close, Kentisbeare – click on this link to view MDDC Advert 28th Sept – 3rd Oct 2022 (pdf)


Sep 27, 2022

EXTRA date for staffed exhibition: in Kentisbeare Village Hall on Tuesday 18/10 from 4pm to 7pm
Material is also available to look at in the committee room of the hall (unstaffed) on the following dates/times up to and including Thursday 20/10

Monday 6pm – 8.45 pm
Tuesday 9am – 10am (not 18/10)
Tuesday 1.45pm – 3pm (not 4/10 or 11/10)
Weds 8.45am – 11.30 am (not 12/10)
Thursday 5pm – 6.15pm and 7.30 – 9pm.
Sunday 9.30am-12.45pm (not 9/10)

Also Saturday morning 08/10 – 10am until 12noon

Find out all the info here:


Sep 22, 2022

From Monday 10 October, the Council will begin collecting non-recyclable waste once every three weeks in the new, black wheelie bins being provided to all households.


Sep 21, 2022

A draft Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the East Cullompton urban extension is being published today for public consultation.


Sep 21, 2022

Members in Mid Devon have voted to lobby for improved bus services across the district, following a meeting of the Full Council on 31 August 2022.

Anyone with concerns about the district bus service should email


Sep 13, 2022

Members of the public, invited dignitaries and school children gathered in Tiverton yesterday morning as the Chairman of Mid Devon District Council read the Proclamation confirming King Charles III as monarch.


Sep 13, 2022

Message from Mid Devon District Council: Our Chairman, Councillor Ray Radford has now provided the following advice to members of the public wishing to pay their respects:

Book of condolence Following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, a book of condolence will be open at Phoenix House, Tiverton, see How to find us.


Sep 9, 2022

A Book of Condolence will be available in St Marys from tomorrow morning for anyone who would like to sign it and leave a message.

Aug 29, 2022

All information for the show, which takes place on Sunday 18th September is available here: Blackborough Horse and Dog Show 2022 (pdf)

Aug 23, 2022

There are shopping vouchers worth £200 and £100 to win by people who respond to a survey, that invites your views about energy efficiency within the home.

The survey runs until this Friday, 26 August, and the findings will inform plans to help people improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

You can find out more about the Heating Devon survey online.

Jul 27, 2022

Jul 18, 2022

Come along to the Jobs Fair at the Pannier Market in Tiverton on Wednesday 20 July 2022 between 10am and 1pm to meet local businesses and hear about the career opportunities they have for you!


Jul 8, 2022

Residents across Mid Devon will start to receive new wheelie bins as the Council prepares to implement its new Bin-it 123 collection service.


Jun 29, 2022

Mid Devon District Council is updating the adopted North West Cullompton Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in response to the updated local planning policies in the Mid Devon Local Plan and is now consulting on the changes.


Jun 29, 2022

Blackborough Garden Club will be holding their Flower & Produce Show on SAT 20th AUGUST in Blackborough Village Hall.

This show is very much aimed at having fun with your garden produce and is suitable for learner gardeners and those more experienced gardeners alike. Please see our schedule and entry form below and read the instructions for entry carefully. More information is available from Andrea at

Blackborough Produce & Flower Show Schedule 2022

Blackborough Flower Show Entry Form 2022

Jun 21, 2022

The Connecting the Culm team are delighted to be holding the next Open Forum in person at Coldharbour Mill, Uffculme on Thursday 14th July from 7 to 9pm and everyone is invited to join this event for an evening of discussion, celebration and learning, accompanied by wine, local cider and cheese.


Dec 3, 2021

Offering services for people who are in need of housing or financial advice.


Dec 2, 2021

The programme led by West of England Combined Authority, working with E.ON and Happy Energy Solutions, is expected to run until March 2022 but will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Read the full release at:



Nov 30, 2021

Members represent access users, land owners/managers and those with many other relevant interests such as conservation, tourism and planning. Click title for more details.

Nov 29, 2021

To support local Christmas programmes and to enhance trade in the market towns of Mid Devon, 24 hour free parking will be available in the Councils long-stay car parks in the run up to Christmas.

Nov 22, 2021

Households on low-incomes can get help with food and energy costs this winter from the UK Government’s new ‘Household Support Fund’. The Government has distributed funding to County Councils across England to help those most in need. (Click title for more info).

Nov 15, 2021

MDDC have messaged us to say that some bins in Kentisbeare and Ashill have not been collected today (Mon 15th Nov), but will be collected tomorrow. Click title for more info.

Nov 4, 2021

Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service have advised us that as of 5pm on the 3 November 2021 an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was declared across Great Britain. Click title for more info.

Oct 27, 2021

After an extremely successful event last year, we are delighted to announce that SaFest -Devons’ Virtual Safeguarding Festival will be back for a second year and will be taking place back during the week of 22nd-26th November 2021.  Click title for more info

Oct 27, 2021

Proud to Care Devon has launched a campaign to recruit 2,000 more Care Workers urgently in the county, particularly in domiciliary care and care homes.

Oct 22, 2021
An update on the Clifford Pike bench that was vandalised last month: Clifford’s family are arranging to have the seat repaired.
Obviously, it has to be taken away and it could take a while before it is put back. It’ll will be returned to its former glory soon!
Oct 12, 2021

Mid Devon District Council has launched a public consultation on recommendations for the provision of playing pitch facilities for the district. Comments on the Playing Pitch Strategy must be sent to the Council by 12 noon Monday 22nd November 2021.

Oct 5, 2021

First Thurday of the month from 7th October 2 – 3.30 at KVH. Click title to view more details.

Oct 4, 2021

The Environment Agency is working on a new and exciting behaviour change project focussed on how we can support farmers to correctly dispose of agricultural plastics. They are working together with Defra’s Strategic Behavioural Insights Team, the Environment Agency’s Plastics and Sustainability Team, and the independent social research agency, Kantar Public.

Sep 28, 2021

There is currently one spare seat on the Parish Council – if you are interested in being co-opted on to Kentisbeare Parish Council please get in touch.

Sep 27, 2021

Someone has vandalised the lovely Clifford Pike memorial bench in the village hall car park. It is beyond repair.
If you have any information about this incident, please email

Sep 17, 2021
Recruitment is now open to join Devon and Cornwall Police as a Special Constable. Applications close at 11.55pm on Sunday 24th October.
Sep 10, 2021

Helping older drivers stay fit for the road.

Sep 9, 2021

Mid Devon District Council has launched a public consultation as it sets out its plan to deliver new and improved housing across the district.

Sep 8, 2021






Served from 5-8pm Includes gluten- and dairy-free options. Pre-orders are recommended – just call or text with your order and preferred time to 07498 869563.

Aug 31, 2021

Tiverton Beekeepers are hoping to involve as many people as possible in the Mid Devon area to be on the lookout for this non-native invasive species.  

Please read more about the problem here.

Aug 19, 2021

Under section 87(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, notice is hereby given that a casual vacancy now exists for a Councillor in the Parish of Kentisbeare following the resignation of Sally Woofenden. (Click title for more information).

Aug 10, 2021

A Devon and Cornwall road safety partnership has issued an urgent message to drivers after spike in fatal collisions on our roads.

Aug 10, 2021

The Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez seeks view on draft plan 2021 – 2025.

PCC draft plan consultationo 21-25

Jul 30, 2021

Comments to be submitted by 13th August

Jul 29, 2021

Two road closures upcoming – Smithincot and Kentisbeare

Jul 25, 2021

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) is urging people to use its service sensibly – after experiencing its busiest week on record for the second time so far this month.

Jun 24, 2021

Devon County Council have vacancies for the above role. Apply here: Civil Enforcement Officer – Devon Jobs. Full training is provided and we are welcoming applications for flexible individuals to work on a full time, part-time or seasonal basis.

Jun 14, 2021

This Thursday 17th June Connecting the Culm are unveiling their Vision for the Culm, which has evolved from a variety of workshops and working groups.

May 25, 2021

The Council is seeking the views of Mid Devon residents on the proposed strengthening of dog control powers to reduce anti-social behaviour arising from dogs.

May 25, 2021
Links will be published on the Garden Village website, Facebook and Twitter from today and will be open for 3 weeks.
May 13, 2021

Read Nick Allan’s report on the recent online session and view the presentation (click title above).

Mar 11, 2021
Road affected –
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable –
Mar 8, 2021

UPDATE. There’s still time to claim and eligibility has also been widened to include
those who pay for their heating via direct debit. Citizens’ Advice have until 31st March to distribute the money.

Feb 26, 2021



Jan 14, 2021

The Interim Devon Carbon Plan is live and out for public consultation, running until the 15th February. Paper copies are available…

Jan 14, 2021

Households across the nation will soon be asked to take part in Census 2021.

The census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives the most accurate estimate of all the people and households in England and Wales. It has been carried out every decade since 1801, with the exception of 1941…

Jan 7, 2021

The DfE is making technology available for disadvantaged children. Click to read more.

Dec 9, 2020

In this update:

  • Christmas bubbles – 23 to 27 December
  • Travel period – 23 to 27 December
  • Self-isolating at Christmas
  • Visiting care homes
  • Accessing health services this winter
  • Shop local to support Devon’s economy

Click here to view the newsletter: Christmas will be different this year – make sure you understand the restrictions and stay safe (

Dec 7, 2020

New housing measures will come into force in England, Scotland and Wales on 14 December.

Dec 2, 2020

Mid Devon District Council has been working closely with the national testing programme to reopen a test facility for Covid-19 in Cullompton.

Nov 18, 2020
Abi Coffey is still collecting toys for charity this Christmas. They must be in ‘as new’ condition. She is particularly short of toys for older children.
Thank you to everyone that has already donated. Find out more on her Facebook page.
You can message her on Facebook, or call 07388172883 to arrange drop-off.
Nov 17, 2020

Local road closures to be aware of. Click title for more info…

Nov 16, 2020

National Protection Zone being put in place for all poultry keepers, including those who only keep a few birds in their back yard. Click title for more info…

Nov 16, 2020

Devon County Council has temporarily reopened the ‘COVID-19 Fund’ to help provide valuable resources to organisations working in communities that have been affected by this second lockdown. Click title above for more…

Nov 16, 2020

“It’s time for us to join together to create a better future for the Culm. This online event is designed to be accessible for as many people as possible and kicks off a week-long programme of activities designed to maximise collaboration, ‘culm-inating’ in a Finale event on 24th Nov. Find out more here“.

Nov 2, 2020

We will be unable to hold Church Services while the lockdown lasts, but the Church will be open for private prayer between 10am and 4pm on Sundays and Wednesdays for anyone who would like to use it.

We will be holding services on Zoom every Sunday at 11am. Anyone who would like to take part in one of these services can contact Rev Simon Talbot at Willand Vicarage and he will  add them to the list to circulate joining instructions.

Oct 28, 2020

Consultation on “Planning for the Future” ends tomorrow (29th Oct 2020) at 11.45pm. Consultation on proposals for reform of the planning system in England.

Oct 27, 2020

The damaged footbridge over the River Ken at Goodiford is currently closed, awaiting repairs.

Oct 25, 2020

Everything must be sold. New dates: Friday 30th October and Saturday 31st October 9am to 4pm. Under Covid guidelines, appointments must be made 07903 676394. Click title above for details of items available.

Oct 16, 2020

“COVID case numbers changing in Exeter, local COVID alert levels introduced and support for active travel measures”. Read the DCC newsletter.

Oct 15, 2020

20/01452/MOUT.  Hybrid application for a new cricket facility consisting of an Outline application for a pavilion of up to 2 storeys, indoor cricket centre of up to 2 storeys, scorers’ hut, ground equipment store, outdoor cricket nets, landscaping and parking (all matters reserved) and a Full application for layout and earthworks for 2 cricket grounds.  Land at NGR 305210 108255 Horn Road Kentisbeare Devon.

Deadline for comments 20th October.  

Sep 22, 2020
Advance warning of road closure:
From MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2020 for a maximum of 5 days
Until FRIDAY 2 OCTOBER 2020 (both dates inclusive)
Roads affected –
The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – MORTIMERS CROSS, HONEST HEART CROSS, STOFORD WATER, FORE STEET AND VICE VERSA
This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable –
Sep 22, 2020

A reminder from DCC Councillor John Berry with reference to current Government Planning Reform Consultations. Click on the title to read his note.

Sep 21, 2020

The playpark is closed for today (Monday 21st) and possibly tomorrow for essential works.

Sep 16, 2020

During lockdown lots more people started going for walks and accessing land. Our Rural Crime Officer for Devon has asked us to publicise the Countryside Code to help reduce damage and crime in our rural areas.

You can read it here (pdf).


Sep 7, 2020

From Monday, 7 September, Mid Devon residents will be able to put out small electrical items, also known as Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), with their kerbside recycling boxes.

Aug 27, 2020

Details are now being finalised for school and college transport for September. This embraces contracted transport for both mainstream pupils and those with special educational needs, and public transport. Click the title for full information.

Aug 7, 2020

Information Event to be held on 11th August 2020 10.00 – 18.00
Cullompton Cricket Club, Duke Street, EX15 1DW

Jul 22, 2020

Following the independent examination of the Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan, the Examiner’s report has now been published. Click title for more.

Jul 19, 2020


Mid Devon District Council has been working closely with the national testing programme to facilitate COVID-19 test centres across the district.

While Tiverton has hosted a site previously, a new site will also be opened in Cullompton. 

Read the full press release at:

Jul 17, 2020

The Parish Council is pleased to confirm that the play park is now open; please pay attention to the signs on display.

Thank you for your patience.

Jul 2, 2020

The latest Devon County Council ConnectMe Newsletter is online, detailing the Local Outbreak Management Plan:

Jun 30, 2020

Construction of Cullompton Town Centre Relief Road comprising new 1350 metre road connecting Station Road to Duke Street and associated works. Land at NGR 302456 107324 Cullompton, Devon. Click title for more info and links to documents.

Jun 30, 2020

Mid Devon, Exeter, East Devon and Teignbridge Councils are all considering whether to begin the next round of consultation on their Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP). Click title for more info.

Jun 29, 2020

The Council has received a report from the Planning Inspectorate, confirming that the Mid Devon Local Plan Review 2013 – 2033 provides an appropriate base for the planning of the District and with a number of main modifications (MMs), is sound and capable of adoption. Click title for more info.

Jun 29, 2020

The parish magazine for July is available online now.

Jun 29, 2020

From Monday, 29 June 2020, the mobile unit will be situated in the car park at Exe Valley Leisure Centre at Bolham Road, Tiverton, EX16 6SG. It will be staffed by military personnel and open from 10-4 for one week.

Jun 17, 2020

Criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to try and get their hands on your money and personal information. To date, Action Fraud has received reports from 2,378 victims of Coronavirus-related scams, with the total losses reaching over £7 million. Click the title for more.

May 14, 2020

Mid Devon District Council is carrying out public consultation on a new Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) and its Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitat Regulations Assessment Screening.

May 13, 2020

Have your say on the protection of public open-air areas from inconsiderate dog owners. Click title for more info.

May 4, 2020

Several discarded face masks have been found in the hedgerows around the village, including the section between the park and Bishops Farm. Please be aware, the concern being that young children could pick them up. They have been disposed of appropriately. Obviously, if you are using face masks regularly, please ensure that none of them accidentally make their way into our local countryside.

Apr 30, 2020

Local Support Fund to help those in financial difficulties due to COVID-19 launched by Mid-Devon District Council

Apr 30, 2020

The Local Government Boundary Commission Electorial Review for Mid Devon has been paused while they consider how to carry out effective consultations.

Apr 29, 2020

If you’re an essential worker, tests are now available for you and members of your household who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. Click heading for more.

Apr 27, 2020

The Parish Magazine is available digitally this month. Please click here to read it (pdf)

Apr 17, 2020

During these strange times we’re living through, St Mary’s Church is still here for you! (Click the title above for more info).

Apr 15, 2020

Two new schemes that Persimmon is actively operating, which will see millions of pounds handed out to groups supporting – specifically the under-18s and people aged over 70. Click title for more info.

Apr 10, 2020

The Devon County Council “ConnectMe” service is producing excellent regular email newsletters with lots of information about coronavirus and support services. Please sign up here.

Apr 9, 2020

Currently, Kentisbeare and Blackborough are combined as Cullompton Outer. The proposal is for the Blackborough area to be placed in to the Upper Culm Ward, and for Kentisbeare to be in the Lower Culm Ward. The Parish Council has responded indicating that the Blackborough area should not be placed into the Upper Culm Ward, but remain with Kentisbeare which is to be in the Lower Culm Ward. Please be sure to submit your response by 13th April. Click the title for more info.

Apr 9, 2020

Mid Devon District Council (MDCC) is backing the call from across the South West for visitors not to be tempted to visit the region this Easter.

Apr 8, 2020

Bike found.

Apr 6, 2020

In Kentisbeare, our next garden waste collection will be Weds 15th, then Mon 27th April. Food waste will be collected weekly from today. Recycling continues as normal. All MDDC’s waste collection services are subject to their staff’s availability.


Apr 6, 2020

A message from Mid Devon District Council:

Apr 4, 2020

Our fortnightly garden waste & weekly food waste collections are returning back to normal from next Monday (6 April).


Apr 2, 2020

The shop are asking that people give 3-4 days’ notice by email of orders please.

Mar 31, 2020

The latest info from DCC on public transport and parking.

Mar 31, 2020

A network of ‘shielding hubs’ coordinated by local authorities is rapidly being set up across Devon to immediately help those most at risk from coronavirus (COVID-19) with urgent food, medicine and care supplies.

Mar 27, 2020

Click the title above for more info on revised MIU arrangements – Tiverton Urgent Care Centre

Mar 27, 2020

Click the title above for lots of info from the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, including reductions in service, restrictions on visiting and latest advice.

Mar 27, 2020

To use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

Mar 26, 2020

Recycling and black sack refuse

All fortnightly collections for recycling and black sack waste will continue as per your waste collection calendar.

Should there be any delays to collection services, we’ll update both this page and our Daily waste collection updates page with the relevant advice.

Food waste

We’ve reduced weekly food waste collections to fortnightly until further notice. This will be collected on the same day as your recycling and black sack waste.

Garden waste

We’ve had to suspend fortnightly garden waste collections until further notice.

Click the title for more.

Mar 23, 2020

-FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM HM GOVERNMENT 23/03/2020. Kentisbeare Parish Council.

Mar 22, 2020

Staff at Mid Devon District Council are working tirelessly to ensure our services continue to operate within our communities. In light of the Government’s action to limit social contact and travel, as well as our own reduction in staff numbers, the Council must now adapt its working to ensure services are prioritised according to need.

Click title for more.

Mar 17, 2020

NEW Coronavirus Page
With this rapidly changing situation it is important that everyone keeps up-to-date with the news and guidelines, via the television and the radio. Please click the title above to see some links to useful websites.

Please print off this note and share with neighbours if you are able to help with those who are self-isolating:

Mar 13, 2020

Have your say with reference to The Local Government Boundary Commission for England’s public consultation on its draft recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Mid Devon District Council. Click title for more.

Mar 13, 2020

The Connecting the Culm Event scheduled to take place next Tuesday (17th) has been cancelled but you can sign up for updates from the project at

Mar 9, 2020

Blackborough residents Sarah Ward and Elle Welch jointly were join winners at the Recycle Devon Thank you Awards, held at County Hall, Exeter on Friday, 6 March 2020, to celebrate Devon’s unsung recycling heroes.

Mar 3, 2020

Risk levels are still very low, but there’s been a suspected case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Devon. Here’s the advice from Devon County Council.

Feb 26, 2020

Mid Devon District Council has opened a public consultation as it looks to secure a prosperous future for the town.

Feb 10, 2020

VANDALISM at our lovely Kentisbeare Village Hall, probably last night. 

Vandals broke into the village hall and splashed paint around. The paint cans are missing from the store cupboard. It was purple and black paint. If you have any information about this incident, please email or send us a direct message (to @kentisbeareparish) on Facebook.

Thank you.

Feb 7, 2020

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has opened a public consultation on its draft recommendations for new electoral arrangements for Mid Devon District Council.

Feb 3, 2020

Click here to view the latest issue of the newsletter. Don’t forget you can sign up for free on the homepage.

Jan 20, 2020


Jan 7, 2020

Council invites public comments on proposed main modifications to help finalise the new local plan…


Dec 23, 2019




Nov 27, 2019 Meet their team Thursday 28 November at Hayridge Library: 6 pm to 8.30 pm.

Nov 22, 2019

Kentisbeare Stores and Post Office are up for rent. For more details or a chat, please ring Lisa on 07795 575901 or Mike & Sally on 01884 266143.

Kentisbeare Stores for Rent

Nov 21, 2019

An award-winning not for profit social enterprise offering high quality small group daycare for older people who are socially isolated and are experiencing symptoms associated with early to moderate dementia.

Find out more.

Nov 7, 2019

Nov 4, 2019

Mid Devon District Council is encouraging residents and businesses to have their say on the services that are important to them with the launch of a budget setting survey. [Click title for more info and to find a link to the online survey].

Nov 1, 2019

The presentation slides from the Garden Village public meeting held last Wednesday evening are available here (pdf).

Oct 15, 2019

The latest Macmillan Coffee Morning raised £700! Click the link to read a note from Carol and Richard.

Oct 4, 2019

Cullompton Town Council as the qualifying body has prepared a neighbourhood plan for the parish of Cullompton with the help of the local community.  
Click title for more info. 

Sep 28, 2019

Deadline: midnight Monday 30th September. For more details on Devon Home Choice please visit the website:



Sep 23, 2019

Please support this great cause by eating lots of cake!

Sep 10, 2019
From THURSDAY 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 for a maximum of 5 days.
Until TUESDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 2019 (both dates inclusive)
Between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00.
Roads affected – A373, ROAD FROM GODFORD CROSS TO SHOELAY, AWLISCOMBE. The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – A373, A30, B3181, A373
Sep 9, 2019

ADVANCE NOTICE – click title for poster and maps.
On Sunday 29th September local charity, FORCE Cancer Charity, will be hosting a charity bike ride for up to 500 people.
The route will come within our parish boundaries and the event details are below in the poster. For full information and route maps please go to their website:

Jul 17, 2019

Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue are consulting on changes to the fire and rescue service in Devon and Somerset. Under the new proposals, they are looking to move underused resources from where the risk is low and invest more into work to reach the most vulnerable members of society and help keep them safe. This includes proposed closures of a number of fire stations where risk and activity is low and the removal of fire engines that are underused. Click for more.

Jul 8, 2019

HeartStart CPR training THIS THURSDAY evening in the Wyndham Arms Function Room, 7-9pm. 
Find out more:…/heartstart-kentisbeare/64

Jul 1, 2019

Join us exploring our beautiful local parish paths throughout summer.

Jun 16, 2019

Good news! The Keepers Cottage now has a defibrillator installed in the porch facing the road. This was funded by the proceeds of the village ball that was held some time ago, along with donations. It was purchased through a charity called The Community Heartbeat Trust.


Jun 6, 2019

The Clifford Pike Memorial Walk which was due to take place this Saturday has been postponed. Further info about a new date for the walk will follow.

May 24, 2019

Silver Street will be closed from Tuesday 28th May to Thursday 30th May in order for works to be completed to provide a new water service. Diversion signs will be in place.

May 7, 2019

Apr 30, 2019

There’s just one day to go before polls open across Mid Devon for the district, town and parish elections.

Polling stations are open from 7am until 10pm on Thursday 2 May 2019 and the full results of the local elections will be known around 4pm on count day, 3 May 2019. 

Read more:

Apr 11, 2019

Three great gardening events coming up.

Apr 2, 2019

Available now here. Don’t forget you can sign up from the homepage.

Mar 19, 2019

Mid Devon District Council has today issued a reminder to residents regarding the Energy Company Obligation scheme known as ECO Flex.


Mar 13, 2019

Care and support through terminal illness.

Feb 11, 2019

Copies of the questionnaire are now in the shop. Exhibitions in the Village Hall this Wednesday 13th 4-8pm and an EXTRA one this Saturday 16th 9.30am -1.30pm. Click for more info.

Feb 8, 2019

New date for exhibition in Kentisbeare Village Hall: ***SATURDAY 16th FEBRUARY 2019*** 9.30am – 1.30pm. Click to read more.

Feb 3, 2019

Click here to read the latest K-Net News – lots of important info. Sign up on our homepage.

Feb 3, 2019

The deadline for the next KOBS oil order is midnight this Thursday. All the info is here:

Jan 21, 2019

Kentisbeare Village Hall opening times for viewing of documents.

Jan 18, 2019

A public consultation for the next stage of the Culm Garden Village project is now open.

Jan 16, 2019

Daytime and evening sessions available. Comments have to be in by 1st March.

Jan 14, 2019

Please note that the Hearings into Mid Devon’s Local Plan Review will commence on Thursday 14th February 2019 and are scheduled to go on until Wednesday 20th February 2019. They will be held at Phoenix House, Tiverton. Full info on the MDDC Website.


Dec 20, 2018

Starting Tuesday 15th January, then every Tuesday afternoon 2-4pm. For more information, go to

Dec 20, 2018

The agenda for the MDDC Cabinet meeting on Thursday 03/01/19 at 2.15 pm has been published. Items 11 and 12 relate to the following:
-The Culm Garden Village Vision and Concept Document.
-The  East Cullompton Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (Culm Garden Village Phase 1) Issues, Opportunities and Concepts document.
The Cabinet will be considering approval of the two documents for stage 1 public consultation which is expected early in the New Year.
To see the publicly available information (including the two documents), follow the link: Agenda details on public web site.

Dec 19, 2018

Members of the Council’s Planning Committee met on Wednesday 5th December 2018 to discuss the proposals for the store, which is planned for an area of land on the Foundry Estate off Blundell’s Road.

Read the full press release at:

Dec 19, 2018

With Christmas fast approaching, the Council is again encouraging residents to recycle as much as they can over the forthcoming festive period. Read more.

Nov 22, 2018

Devon County Council will be carrying out essential highway maintenance at BIRCHEN TREE CROSS TO ALLHALLOWS CROSS, BLACKBOROUGH on 3rd December 2018 for 5 days, 0800-1700 hours.

Please note that the road will be closed to facilitate these works and a signed diversion will be in place.

Nov 13, 2018

Mid Devon District Council is opening some long stay car parks for free.

Nov 8, 2018

We wanted to let you know the final arrangements for the lighting of the beacon in Blackborough, taking place this coming Sunday to commemorate Armistice Day and 100 years since the end of the First World War. Everyone is very welcome to come along to this hugely important event.

5pm – Blackborough Village Hall and bar open

5.40pm – Songs in the Hall

6.15pm – Procession starts from the Hall to the Churchyard for the Rememberance ceremony.

6.20pm – the procession from the Village Hall will stop at the Churchyard for the reading of the names of those remembered from both wars, two minutes silence, a prayer and a blessing.

The procession will then continue on to the beacon which will be lit at 7pm following a tribute and a bugle call. 

We will then make our way back to the Village Hall where the bar will be open .

We are incredibly proud that Blackborough has been chosen as a beacon village, and we really look forward to seeing you all on Sunday. 

Nov 1, 2018

The latest, jam-packed issue of K-News is out. 

Read the newsletter.

Don’t forget you can sign up from the homepage to have the newsletter delivered direct to your inbox.

Oct 31, 2018

On 16th November, there will be a showing of Journey’s End (12), Doors open 7pm, Broadhembury Memorial Hall. £5, profits to Royal British Legion.

See the poster (pdf)

Oct 30, 2018

There will be a temporary prohibition of through traffic and parking on the road from Orway, Ash Cross to Priory Wall Cross, Stowford. From Tuesday 13th November for a maximum of 5 days until Friday 16th November 2018. 


The restriction is to enable patching of the road.

Oct 29, 2018

Free talk about crayfish on Wed 7th Nov 7:30 – 8:30pm Blackdown Healthy Living & Activity Centre Riverside, Hemyock, EX15 3SH.

More information.

Oct 16, 2018

Would you be able to keep someone alive, following a cardiac arrest, until the emergency services arrive or until someone can get a defibrillator? If not you need some training…

Oct 12, 2018

The recently retired Rev. Alan Dodds (previously vicar in Uffculme) has an amazing story to tell. Alan started David Bowie’s first band, The Konrads…

Sep 27, 2018

Please be aware of a cycle event on the roads this Sunday mid-morning. A few hundred cyclists, taking part in the ‘Autumn Series’ will be coming from Orway Cross along Broad Rd and turning in to go along past Dulford House before turning left along Rectory Road at the Honest Heart Cross to take them to the A373.  

See the map.

Sep 23, 2018

The Wyndham Singers are holding a ‘Learn to Sing’ session at the Wyndham Arms on Saturday October 6th from 12:00 to 2:30pm. It’s open to all men who would like to experience the enjoyment of singing within a sociable group and by the end of it everyone will have learnt a new song. Refreshments will also be provided.

Sep 17, 2018

Come carolling this Christmas!

Open to all – men, women, teens and children 8 and over.

Sep 11, 2018

Mid Devon District Council and Devon County Council have announced a public consultation that will allow you to have your say on the proposed relief road options for Cullompton.

Sep 9, 2018

Badminton court now available in the village hall. You can view availability and book a slot on the parish website:

Aug 29, 2018

Latest on Garden Village, Relief Road and Blackborough House.

Aug 22, 2018

Info and entry forms for the Flower and Produce Show next week.

Aug 7, 2018

Would you like to take part in the exciting challenge of abseiling down 
St Mary’s Church Tower on Saturday September 8th. Then read on!

Aug 7, 2018

On Saturday September 8th 2.00pm, St Mary’s Kentisbeare Church Tower.

Jul 17, 2018

An announcement from the Devon Tour of Britain Team about how you can win VIP tickets!

Jul 11, 2018

The learner pool at Exe Valley Leisure Centre will be closed for two weeks while refurbishment takes place.

Jul 10, 2018

Altitude 2019 will take place 14-15 June. Tickets on sale now at CRAZY EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT. You can buy Early Bird tickets online now.
Jun 29, 2018

Roundup of the annual charty cricket match which took place on Sunday 24th June 2018 at Kentisbeare Cricket Club

Jun 18, 2018

Kentisbeare Cricket Match 2018

Jun 7, 2018

Don’t forget the annual Clifford Pike memorial walk takes place 1pm this Sunday.

May 22, 2018

The memorial bike ride for Dr Jeremy Jacob, organised by KOCS, took place on 20th May. Many of his friends and family took part, riding a 20 and 50 mile route through the mid Devon countryside. There was also a walk for those who did not wish to cycle. This was followed by a BBQ at the Wyndham Arms (who very kindly donated all the food). Around £1k is thought to have been raised for Exeter Leukaemia Fund. Thank you to everyone who took part in either the event organisation or by riding or walking on the day.

Apr 17, 2018

In case you missed it, here’s another chance to watch the photo-video of the parish in the extraordinary snow event last month

Apr 17, 2018

Mid Devon District Council is running another exciting competition for all Mid Devon Primary School children. They would like children of primary school age to enter a drawing which shows what Mid Devon District Council collects as part of its kerbside blue food caddy collection and/or its subscription based garden waste collection.

The drawings need to be A4 in size and landscape, using paint, crayon, chalk or any other type of drawing material, but not photographs, sorry. They can be done in school or at home but schools may wish to submit more than one entry. However, only one entry per pupil will be accepted and  the decision the judges will be final.

Winning entries will have a lorry named after them with their artwork displayed on the vehicle.

Visit the Mid Devon Council website for full information on how to enter and terms and conditions:

Mar 14, 2018

If you know of someone who gave their time to help, no matter how big or small their efforts, please nominate them on the Devon and Cornwall Police website

Mar 5, 2018

The Local Plan for Mid Devon moves a step forward towards examination hearings later this year, with public consultation about to commence on a Sustainability Appraisal.

Mar 1, 2018

Due to the adverse weather conditions, Mid Devon District Council-run services will be affected over the coming days. More info at

Mar 1, 2018

Just to remind everyone that they can report a grit bin as being damaged/empty or contents unusable on-line:

Mar 1, 2018

In case you haven’t heard, the Met Office has issued a red weather warning for wind and snow across Devon from 15.00 today. Keep an eye on their website for information.

Today, tonight into Friday morning – Storm Emma potentially giving a significant and widespread disruptive severe weather event. Due to plenty of snow, especially over hills and moors, widespread ice (with potential freezing rain) and strong winds, locally gales on south coasts – leading to drifting and blizzards – will give widespread hazardous conditions, plus big waves on south coasts. During the rest of Friday and Saturday – further outbreaks of snow (and again potential freezing rain) – although not expected to be as much as on Thursday/Thursday night – slowly turning more and more to rain through Saturday. Staying extremely cold with marked wind chill at times through to late Saturday. Late Saturday/Sunday/Monday expected to be less cold with outbreaks of rain and any lying snow starting to melt, especially during the daytimes.

Feb 27, 2018

There is a property in Parsons Close available through Devon Home Choice. To bid, go to before 5th March.

Feb 27, 2018

You may have noticed the scaffolding on the Church Tower. The roof to the top of the Turret has been renewed but while it was being done some of the masonry was found to be insecure. Weather permitting a stonemason will be starting work to repair it on Wednesday and it will require to path from the back gate passed the tower to be closed off for the duration of the works.

Feb 7, 2018

Message re roadworks:

“We will be carrying out essential highway maintenance at the above location, on behalf of Devon County Council on 16th February for 2 nights, 1900 – 0600 hours, excluding the weekend.

Please note that, to facilitate these works, the C136 will be closed on both sides of the cross roads and signed diversions will be in place.

There will also be temporary traffic lights on the A373 at this location to provide a safe working space for our operatives”.

Jan 25, 2018

The attempted robbery at Kentisbeare Village Stores and Post Office was headline news yesterday morning. Georgia Bartlett, 19, managed to stop a man at her family shop in the Square in Kentisbeare and eject him. She is very modest about the whole thing, but how many of us can say we’d have been as brave as her?!   

Jan 24, 2018

You may have noticed scaffolding up at St Mary’s. There’s some important work going on.

The roof of the turret at the top of the tower needs repairing and it needs some new lead and timber. The contractors are just waiting for a safe weather window as it’s been rather blowy lately!

Once started, it should only take a few days to complete the work. The scaffolding will be gone in around three weeks.

Jan 15, 2018

The nominations are now open for the BASH awards, celebrating the achievements of people with disabilities in Devon.

Jan 8, 2018

Notice of casual vacancy on the Parish Council. Please see Parish Notices for details.

Dec 14, 2017

A property is available under the Devon Home Choice scheme in Parsons Close in Kentisbeare. 

For details, and information on bidding, go to the Devon Home Choice Website. 


Nov 30, 2017


The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – HIGH STREET – STOWFORD WATER – MORTIMERS CROSS – PIZWELL MANOR – YEW WOOD CROSS – JARMINS CROSS – GOODIFORD CROSS – SILVER STREET. This temporary restriction is considered necessary to enable – CAROL SERVICE For additional information contact: KENTISBEARE CAROL SERVICE Telephone: 01884 266773

Nov 30, 2017

The Blackborough Social Club Friday nights skittles Championship begins in January 2018. Full details are on the attached invite letter.

Nov 21, 2017

Carers are missing out on available support


If you provide care for someone, unpaid care for loved one or friend, you’re a carer.

Devon County Council want to ensure you get the support you need.

Nov 16, 2017

MID Devon community theatre group Activ8 Theatre takes to the stage this December with its brilliant first musical production – the charming tale of little orphan Annie.

Annie Jnr

Nov 16, 2017

Sign up to school closure alerts this winter in three easy steps…


With more cold weather expected this weekend parents are urged to sign up to our school closure email alert.

Once registered you will receive an email if the school has been closed due to winter weather.

To sign up click here, then enter your preferred email address and then click on the drop down, ticking the schools you want information on, then submit.

The service is just one way Devon County Council is keeping the public up to date this winter.

To find the latest information and travel advice from Devon County Council click here. For  updates on Twitter follow @DevonAlert.

Nov 6, 2017

Exeter Chiefs signed shirt and signed Somerset County cricket bat up for grabs.

Oct 19, 2017

We’ve just had notification that the road from Five Cross Way to Aller Cross is closed until Friday (inc) to fix a burst water main.

Oct 16, 2017

Between Tuesday 10th October – Tuesday 21st  November 2017. Cullompton Parish Council is undertaking Pre-Submission Consultation on the Pre-Submission Version of the Cullompton  Neighbourhood Plan 2015-2033.

Oct 4, 2017

Carol and Richard Gibson raised £530 for Macmillan at their recent coffee morning. Read on to see the photos.

Oct 3, 2017

Everyone is warmly invited to Harvest Celebrations at St. Mary’s Church and after to the harvest lunch in the village hall.

The service of celebration starts at 11.00am which is followed by a delicious fork lunch in our village hall.

We will also be saying goodbye to Rev John.

Tickets £5.00 from the Post Office.

Sep 29, 2017

Police are currently seeking information regarding a crime which occurred between 1630hrs & 1745hrs on Monday 18th September.

The incident happened at a farm in the Blackborough / Hemyock area. Offenders entered a property where they took the keys to a blue Mitsubishi L200 pick-up, which was subsequently stolen. The crime occurred when the property owners were busy milking their herd, and it is therefore possible that offenders had timed this accordingly. Police would like to remind residents and the farming community to be aware of any suspicious activity, and to ensure vehicles and properties are kept as secure as possible. If anyone can provide any information regarding this crime please contact PCSO 30198 Tracey Peters via 101, or email

Sep 20, 2017

Having reviewed the statements received by Examination Hearing participants and having taken legal advice, Mid Devon District Council has requested an adjournment of the Local Plan Hearings originally planned for 26th and 27th September.

Sep 20, 2017

A reminder that on Sunday 1st October, bike riders for FORCE will be coming down Broad Road and then turning left into Strawberry Hill and left again to get on to Rectory Road to join the A373. Click article title for more info.

30 mile route map (pdf)

50 mile route map (pdf)

Sep 8, 2017

The new owner of Blackborough House, Martin Crane, would like to invite local residents to see his plans for the building.

He will be at Blackborough Village Hall from 12.30pm to 6.30pm. on Wednesday 4th October.

It will be an informal meeting and you can just drop in between those times on Wednesday afternoon.

You will get a chance to see the scale model of the vision of how Blackborough House will look. There will also be various drawings and plans and you can speak with some of the consultants involved in the project.

Teas, coffees and biscuits will be available.

Sep 8, 2017

Kentisbeare Football Club held their annual charity match on Bank Holiday Monday.

This year’s match was to raise money in honour of former chairman, and local Kentisbeare man, the late David Goff.

The David Goff charity game raised £300.00. David’s wife, Mary Goff, has ask for 50% to go to Dementia research and 50% to Kentisbeare AFC. The club would like to thank all those people that attended and hope to see you all again next year. 

A bench in memory of David was also put in place at the grounds.

David Goff bench Kentisbeare FC

Sep 7, 2017

Roadworks on road From Mutterton Cross To Five Cross Way, Cullompton, Devon.

Aug 10, 2017

We’ve got a great KIDS’ POSTER COMPETITION! Time to get creative and send us your A4 posters on the theme of “Why I Love Our Parish”, to win a £10 voucher to spend in the village shop. Something to do on the next rainy day! You can hand them in at the shop. Click on the link above for all the details.

Aug 10, 2017

Cllr Jonathan Wadsworth’s update on Woofenden’s application.

Aug 10, 2017

An application for an Operator’s Licence has been submitted by Woofenden Construction, Glimsters Farm, Fore St, Kentisbeare EX15 2AD, as publicised in the Culm Valley Gazette last week (01/08/17).

Jul 25, 2017

Culm Valley Children’s Centre Summer Holiday 

“Pop up” Sing and Play at Kentisbeare!

Where? Kentisbeare Village Hall

When? Wednesday August 23rd

10.00 am to 11.30 am

Who? Parent/carers with children aged 5 years and under (primary school aged siblings welcome)

What? Musical Instruments; playdough; construction; craft activities; and more…

How much? Voluntary donation

More info: 01884 35473

Jul 25, 2017

The popular Blackborough Garden Club has welcomed a new Chair, Jo Talling. Read on for more info about the club and upcoming dates.

Garden Club

Jul 18, 2017

A series of Summer Walks, exploring our parish paths, will be taking place over the school holidays. Kids and dogs welcome. Click here for the programme and more information.

Jul 17, 2017

We’re putting together the August issue of K-Net, our eNewsletter. 

eNewsletter button

Jul 3, 2017

We have just received notice of roadworks on the A373 at Dulford. 
UPDATED: map of road closure details (pdf)

Jul 3, 2017

Message from St Mary’s: Local Minister Rev John Dale will be retiring in three months’ time.

May 12, 2017

Blackdown Hills Natural Futures’ May Newsletter is now out.

May 11, 2017
Altitude is a week away and we need your help if you are coming to the festival. We need to raise an army of litter pickers for the morning of Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st to do a blast on any litter on the festival site. If we can muster up troops to do a litter pick at 9am on both days that would be fantastic – it will keep the site tidy and safe whilst at the same time enabling the weekend to be the best it can possibly be. Please email the Altitude team at if you can lend a hand.
Greg, Jon and Phil
Altitude 2017
May 9, 2017

Information about the parliamentary election for Tiveron and Honiton.

May 5, 2017

During April the Council’s District Officers have been out speaking to and educating the public and, where it was deemed necessary, have issued 4 fixed penalties for littering, each coming with an £80 fine.

Fixed penalty photo

May 3, 2017

Devon’s Local Flood Risk Management Strategy was published in June 2014 and is supported by an annual Action Plan which prioritises improvements and investment for the relevant financial year. This newsletter update is intended to be issued twice a year to engage with and ensure that DCC’s Partners and local communities are fully aware of the work being undertaken in local flood risk management.

May 2, 2017

TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF THROUGH TRAFFIC & PARKING DEVON COUNTY COUNCIL hereby give NOTICE that: From TUESDAY 16 MAY 2017 for a maximum of 5 days Until FRIDAY 19 MAY 2017 (both dates inclusive) Between the hours of 09:30 and 15:00 No person shall cause or permit any vehicle to proceed or wait on the sections of Affected Roads except for access to land or premises on or adjacent to those length of roads.


This is due to underground cabling work by BT.

Apr 26, 2017

NOTICE OF POLL Mid Devon Election of a County Councillor for the Cullompton and Bradninch Division

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: A POLL for the ELECTION of a COUNTY COUNCILLOR for the CULLOMPTON AND BRADNINCH DIVISION in the said MID DEVON will be held on Thursday 4 May 2017, between the hours of 7:00 am and 10:00 pm. Full Information under Parish Notices.

Apr 25, 2017

Do you know someone within your community that has gone above and beyond?
Someone who works towards the improvement of the safety, health and wellbeing of their local community?

Apr 20, 2017

The Spring Newsletter from the Blackdown Hills is now available with lots of info and events coming up.

Apr 18, 2017

A map has now been published for the proposed plan for the East Cullompton Relief Road and J28a. Public examination is expected in the Autumn.

Apr 3, 2017

The Culm Valley Children’s Centre is holding pop-up gatherings for 5s and under, during the Easter Holidays. They’ll be in Kentisbeare on Thursday 13th April. See poster for details.

Apr 3, 2017


Traffic Sign, Warning, Roadwork, Traffic, Sign, Road

Mar 27, 2017

Mid Devon District Council has partnered with GovDelivery to connect customers to important information about the services it provides.

Mar 23, 2017

Scooter, Skateboard and BMX enthusiasts are being invited to take part in the South West Youth Games 2017 for the first time ever in the event’s history.

Mar 20, 2017
THURSDAY 23rd March 2017
Mar 20, 2017

Closure from 10th-14th April to install poly duct in the verge.

Mar 15, 2017

A film being shot in Sidmouth is looking for local people who can sing!

Mar 13, 2017

The Spring newsletter from Blackdown Hills Natural Futures AONB is now available, marking the start of the final year of their project.

Photo: a bee amongst flowers and grasses

Mar 7, 2017
  1. Thursday 23rd March, 8pm, in BVH.
Feb 28, 2017

Devon residents can win a composting bin if they pledge online to recycle their kitchen and garden waste.

Feb 28, 2017

2nd to 18th April – Kentisbeare Village Hall CLOSURE
Please note that KVH will be  from 02/04 until 18/04 due to the installation of new windows and doors.

Feb 26, 2017

For more information about how the Government’s proposed school cuts will affect our local schools, go to Visit the site to find out how to take part in the campaign by emailing your MP or signing a petition.

Also see our earlier news item by Cllr John Berry. 

KPS School Cuts


Feb 26, 2017

The local authorities of East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon and Teignbridge and Devon County Council are working together, engaging with stakeholders and communities, to prepare a Greater Exeter Strategic Plan.

This formal statutory document will provide the overall spatial strategy and level of housing and employment land to be provided up to 2040.

Go to  for more information.

Feb 17, 2017

Anybody wishing to participate in a walking group ?
If so, please contact Mike on 01884 266143 or
All ages and abilities welcome.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Feb 15, 2017

Join Cllr John Berry in campaigning for fair funding for our local schools.

Feb 13, 2017

Just to remind you that the deadline for you to submit your response to the Local Plan Review is midnight tomorrow.

Responses can be submitted electronically for ease; the link below shows the option of an on-line survey or a direct email address. Please note that you need to include your full name and address for representations to be considered:…/planning-p…/local-plan-review/

Feb 8, 2017

This is a message sent via Devon and Cornwall Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Jan 31, 2017

An audience with
Sir Tim Smit KBE
7.30pm Wednesday 22nd February
Uffculme High School Hall
Booking advisable

Click here for details (.doc)

Jan 27, 2017

Community Action Groups Devon (CAG Devon) is an exciting new project working to support community groups in Mid Devon to reduce household waste. Do you like meeting new people? Would you like to volunteer in your community and help people feel more connected? We are currently looking for local people to get involved in a couple of projects – Food Champions and Compost Doctors.

Jan 27, 2017

This is a message sent via Devon and Cornwall Alert. This information has been sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Jan 26, 2017

Following yesterday’s meeting, please see this website for lots more info and related links.


Jan 16, 2017

Jonathan Wadsworth, Chair of the Parish Council explains…

Jonathan Wadsworth


Jan 16, 2017

The Devon Countryside Access Forum is a statutory local access forum under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.  It has sixteen members who advise on the “improvement of public access to land for the purposes of open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area..”  The Forum gives independent advice to a number of Government bodies in addition to Devon County Council, district and borough councils and parish and town councils. 
Devon County Council is currently appointing members to the Forum and would like to receive applications from anyone with an interest in recreational access.

Jan 16, 2017

This is a message from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner – Devon and Cornwall.

Do you have a few hours to spare per month?

Jan 16, 2017

Rosemary Berry is the Mid Devon District Councillor for Cullompton Outer. In this informative roundup, she updates us on the Local Plan, J27, Garden Village Status and the Mills Project.

Rosemary Berry

Jan 12, 2017

Prevention Zone Extended to 28 February

See the Avian Flu Factsheet (pdf)

Jan 12, 2017

Once again we were blessed with kind weather on Christmas Eve and what a party we had in Kentisbeare Village Square!

Image may contain: 2 people, people on stage and indoor


Jan 11, 2017


‘Modifications to the Local Plan’

– made following the last consultation


the approval of Garden Village Status

on land to the East of Cullompton

Jan 11, 2017

Mid Devon District Council has released its Expression of Interest in the Garden Village on land to the East of Cullompton at J28 of the M5.

Garden Village EOI Map

Jan 10, 2017

THERE ARE NEW FACES at the Village Shop and they’re very keen to welcome you.

We had a little chat on their second day to hear about their plans for this important local service.

Rachael and Lisa Kentisbeare Village Shop

Dec 30, 2016

All the latest from your Devon County Councillor.

Councillor John Berry

Dec 27, 2016

Mid Devon residents are invited to make their views known on the proposed modifications to the final version of the Local Plan before it is sent to an Independent Planning Inspector for approval and then adoption.

Public exhibitions will be held throughout January – click on the link to see dates:



Dec 6, 2016

Cullompton Town Council have shared with us a survey about the Neighbourhood Plan, the link to which is on the front page of the Cullompton Neighbourhood Plan website:

They ask that you please find five minutes to fill it in and also encourage any friends and family that live in Cullompton to complete the form.


Dec 5, 2016

On 1st December, the full Council at Devon County approved the Local Plan Review for public consultation on the proposed changes to the plan.

Nov 29, 2016

Includes all the Christmas events.

Nov 25, 2016

After nearly 19 years of running the village shop and post office, we have finally decided to retire!  There has probably been much uncertainty in the village and many rumours, but at last, plans have been finalised.

Nov 23, 2016

Voucher Scheme Reminder

There is just one week left for residents to apply for the Connecting Devon and Somerset (CDS) Voucher Scheme.

The scheme has been running, as part of the government commitment to ensuring all premises have access to at least 2 Mbps, since March 2016 and it offers anyone with a broadband speed of less than 2Mbps a voucher worth up to £500 towards the cost of a new broadband connection.

The scheme will close to applications at midnight of the 30th of November 2016, though voucher holders can still use their vouchers up until March 2017. Anybody who applies before this date will have the voucher processed and will be part of the system. We are receiving a large volume of applications at present and we expect this to only increase towards the end of the month; it may take us a few weeks to process all the vouchers after the 30th deadline.

Working with 20 registered suppliers voucher holders can choose between a range of solutions such as fixed wireless, mobile 4G and satellite as well as some fibre operators. These solutions will offer at least 10Mbps though some can deliver superfast speeds of 30 – 80Mbps.

How the scheme works

Residents and businesses who have slower speeds can apply through the Connecting Devon and Somerset website. Those with speeds that are confirmed as below the 2Mbps threshold and have no access to faster networks will be issued with a voucher. In some cases where there is a programme underway to connect an area the applicant will be informed that they may be able to access improved broadband through another scheme. If residents do not have sufficient internet access to apply online, paper copies of the application form can be sent. Alternatively arrangements can be made to take applications over the phone. 

Once issued with a voucher code, residents and businesses are able to choose from the range of 18 suppliers registered on the scheme; in some areas, where suppliers can identify sufficient demand a whole community solution can be delivered. CDS are not able to arbitrate or be involved in any of the decisions taken by the voucher holders in their choice of supplier or engagement in a community scheme. CDS will honour the invoiced value of an individual installation up to the value of £500 and this is supplied by the providers on a monthly basis.                                                           

All applications must be completed by 30th November 2016. This will allow installations to be carried out and invoices returned and approved before the end of the financial year in March 2017.

How to access the scheme

Further details can be found on the CDS website at:

Residents may also email for information.

The CDS Team

Oct 13, 2016

You might not have known about our snooker club. Here’s a roundup of their year and a bit of info.

Oct 10, 2016

Carol and Richard would like to thanks those who came or helped with their Macmillan coffee morning.

Oct 6, 2016

Smoke Free Alliance Devon’s newsletter has the latest info on giving up smoking.

Smoke Free Alliance Newsletter (pdf)

Oct 6, 2016

Course in CPR and life-saving skills for 10-18 year olds. Tuesday18th October, 7-9pm in the Wyndham Arms Function Room, as part of “Restart a Heart Day”: a national event promoted by The BHF and the Resuscitation Council. Bookings via Kelly Broad, tel 01884 266211.

Sep 28, 2016

Window and external door upgrade – Kentisbeare Village Hall, Charity No 1052482

Sep 27, 2016

At a packed council meeting last week, Mid Devon District Council voted to allocate land at J27 of the M5 for leisure, tourism and retail use.

Sep 15, 2016

The A373 Cullompton to Honiton will be closed overnight from Thurs 22nd September to Monday 26th September. There will be diversions in place.

Sep 9, 2016

We’re sorry if you’ve been experiencing any problems looking at our website recently, especially on mobile devices…

The best crack team at the web design company has now sorted it all out and normal service should be resumed. Thanks!

Sep 8, 2016

Road closure: CROYLE CROSS TO YEW WOOD CROSS, SMITHINCOTT, 14th-15th September due to resurfacing. 

The alternative, signed, route for vehicles will be via – JARMINS PITT CROSS, HOME
Sep 8, 2016

Bad Wolf Editing were testing their latest drone in preparation for some ariel footage.

Kentisbeare drone picture

Sep 7, 2016

If you were wondering where the lovely tree at the top of the play park has gone, unfortunately, it had to be cut down because of a huge split in the trunk. It does now make a rather nice seat to watch your kids on the zip wire however! 



Aug 17, 2016

Cosmic, based in Honiton, have a project where they can offer free training to farmers, village shops, village pubs and rural businesses. Find out more at or contact

Jul 28, 2016

Councillor Elise Ellicott has arranged a series of Monday evening walks. All the family and dogs welcome. Sign up to the Facebook page or see the Upcoming Events page for more details.

Jul 22, 2016

Looking for something to do with the children this summer? Info about the Council’s leisure centre activities is here:

Jul 15, 2016

At the Broadband update meeting on 12th July, Matt Barrow from DCC confirmed that Kentisbeare is “live” – that means that Kentisbeare now has Superfast fibre optic Broadband. This is great news for residents and, in particular, local businesses.

You physically need to get it from the Exchange, near the Village Hall, to your house – and this is done by contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) (e.g. BT, Eclipse, Sky etc) to order it.

Jul 12, 2016

The Blackdown Hills Natural Futures Newsletter is a great read. Click here to have a look.


Jul 4, 2016

The mallards have vacated the area and the new bridge has now opened across the river in Silver Wood. This now creates a new, drier, loop for walkers using the public footpaths. 

Parish Clerk Melanie Shore-Quinain, along with Councillors Jonathan Wadsworth, Elise Ellicott, Debbie Jackson-Wootton and Tess Dominy opened it ‘officially’ on Sunday 3rd July.

Jul 1, 2016

Come along on 12th July to find out about Connecting Devon and Somerset

Jun 13, 2016

You may have noticed a new footbridge in Silver Wood. Whilst we hope to be able to open the bridge very soon, there is mallard nesting where we wanted to open the footpath. 

We are having to wait until the eggs hatch before we cut the path and open up the bridge. 

Mallards take 28 days to hatch, so we may have a little while to wait. Please be careful in the area in the meantime.


Jun 7, 2016

Lots of info about the Blackdown Hills and some upcoming events on their latest newsletter

Jun 7, 2016

Local Councillor, Debbie Jackson married Mark Wootton in the Parish Church last Saturday 4th June. Their beautiful wedding, with their daughters as bridesmaids, was attended by many local families and was followed by a celebration at the Wyndham Arms. 

We wish the Jackson-Woottons all the best for a long and happy life together.


May 8, 2016

Heartstart Kentisbeare Parish

Affilliated to the British Heart Foundation 
Heartstart courses are run by local volounteers who teach you CPR and other emergency life saving skills. The course is free to attend. 
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Two hours for life

A Heartstart course lasts around two hours. On the course you’ll learn about:
  • dealing with an unconscious person
  • the signs and symptoms of a heart attack
  • recognising a cardiac arrest and performing CPR
  • how to access and use a defibrillator
  • dealing with choking
  • dealing with serious bleeding.
To register on a future course contact 
Kelly Broad 07745926780 or email 
or  Ali & John Dominy 266537, or email
Our next courses are Thursday 30th June and Thursday  September 8th from 7pm at The Wyndam Arms Function Room
May 6, 2016

The Mid Devon Gazette is holding its second Pride of Mid Devon Awards in June and they are currently accepting nominations. 

May 3, 2016

Just over a week ago, Leanne Perkins, landlady of the Wyndham Arms, ran the London Marathon.

We asked her how she felt about the whole thing…

Apr 29, 2016

The beloved Kentisbeare donkeys are back in the field behind the village hall. Friendly and inquisitive, all the kids love to go and talk to them and pat them after school.

Mojo and Cindy, Courtesy: Jez Jacob 2016

Mojo and Cindy, courtesy: Jez Jacob April 2016

Apr 22, 2016

Calling all food lovers!  Electric Nights Streetfood is returning for another summer of food, music and family fun at Tiverton Market.

For further information see:

Mar 15, 2016

With the government drive to create more opportunities for people to build their own homes, we are asking people to get in touch if they are interested in building their own home. See full press release at:

Mid Devon District Council

Mar 15, 2016

The printed magazine is looking for someone new to put it together…

Mar 8, 2016
We now have our defibrillator in the telephone box outside Blackborough Village Hall  & it is important for the local community to be able to keep a cardiac arrest victim alive before a defibrillator can be obtained or before the paramedics arrive. For this reason there will be two HEARTSTART training sessions available to local people free of charge and run by volunteers. 
These will be on:
Thursday 24th March 7.30pm Blackborough Village Hall
Wednesday 13th April 7.30pm Blackborough Village Hall
I would urge you to attend one of these because what you know, could save a life in the future.
Booking is essential with Kelly Broad at 07745926780  (please text or call after 2.30pm) or email on  .  Numbers are limited although more sessions will be organised for the future.
If you need further information please contact me, Andrea at
My thanks to Hilary Sanders for organising this for me
Mar 7, 2016

FREE Microchipping Event 15th March at Cullompton

From 6th April it is a legal requirement for all dog owners to have their pets microchipped. There will be another free session in Cullompton on 15th March between 3 and 6pm at Paws.    

More info at:

Feb 19, 2016

There are two sets of night time road closures of Fore Street, Cullompton coming up between 24th Feb and 4th March.

Feb 16, 2016

From 6 April 2016, it will be a legal requirement for all dogs in England to be microchipped. There are two more FREE MICROCHIPPING events planned.

Feb 9, 2016

Residents wishing to use sandbags to help protect their property are required to source their own. They are of some benefit against flooding but should not be used as a first line of defence.


Jan 30, 2016

All the latest events from Blackdown Hills Natural Futures now available.

Jan 29, 2016

Would you be interested in hosting a bat survey at your business or property?

Jan 22, 2016

Get up to Speed, Free computer event. Tuesday 26th January, 14:00 – 16:00, Kentisbeare Village Hall. Devon Communities Together are holding an event called “Get Up To Speed” in our area. 


Jan 19, 2016

Rupert asks for your help in keeping the Parish’s annual events going strong each year…

Jan 8, 2016



Wednesday 27 January 2016

3.00 pm – 6.00pm

At Creature Comforts, Gold Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PZ

(no appointment necessary)



Mixed breeds, pedigrees, any size or shape microchipping for all dogs and puppies

for puppies under 10 weeks old please contact the Dog Wardens on 01884 255255

Jan 5, 2016

There is a new defibrillator in the telephone box outside the Village Hall in Blackborough. All the information you need is here on the Blackborough Defib page.

HeartStart training will also be provided soon. 

Jan 4, 2016

Did you catch our video roundup of 2015? It’s the people that make the Parish. Let us know what you think!

Dec 2, 2015

The Village Hall Kitchen and Lounge room refurbishment work is progressing really well and we are now at the painting stage.

Dec 1, 2015

Can you spare two hours out of your life on the 3rd December to maybe help you save someone else’s life?

Nov 20, 2015

Tiverton Christmas Lights 2015 


Nov 16, 2015

Hot off the press…what’s going on with the village sign?!

Nov 4, 2015

You have until midnight on Monday to bid if you are registered with Devon Home Choice.

Nov 3, 2015

Click here to find a poster (.doc) to encourage people to pick up after their dog or incur a fine:

Oct 31, 2015

A couple of pictures to tempt you….

Oct 25, 2015

Services for Christmas are now available on the Parish Diary.

Oct 13, 2015

The Fostering Foundation is looking for foster carers for children 10 – 16 in the Devon and Somerset area.

Sep 20, 2015

The sun shone for the annual Horse and Dog show. Here are a few photos which share the atmosphere from the day.

Sep 8, 2015

The College Surgery is asking people to donate children’s books.

Aug 30, 2015

Thanks from St Marys to those who supported the fete.

Aug 19, 2015

Exmouth Ex-Terminator passes through Blackborough on 22nd August.

Aug 12, 2015

We’re thrilled to let you know that this brilliant photo, of kids on a gate in Kentisbeare, was one of the winners of a Devon County photography competition. The theme was “What does the Parish Paths Partnership mean to you?”

Kids on a Gate

The judges said that Melanie Shore-Quinain’s photo “displayed the sheer delight of youngsters playing on a gate and couldn’t help but put a smile on every face”. Melanie’s photo wins a small cash award for the Parish. You can find out more about the Parish Paths Partnership here.


Aug 5, 2015

Ellie and Leonie Mickley, from Aller today took part in filming with the Met Office film crew.

Aug 3, 2015

Subject to the completion of statutory formalities, St Mary’s will soon welcome The Revd. John Anthony Dale as the new Priest. He is currently in the Bro Cyfeiliog a Mawddwy Team Ministry has accepted the post of House for Duty Priest with responsibility for Kentisbeare in the Culm Valley Mission Community.

John and his wife Sue hope to move to the Rectory in Kentisbeare in about the middle of September and a date for his Licensing will be announced in due course.

Jul 16, 2015

Organiser Pippa Lovering tells us about last weekend’s Land Art Event, along with some wonderful photos from Neil Rushton.

Jul 4, 2015

There was a great turnout for the annual Clifford Pike walk – in honour of the late Parish Council Chairman. With a stop at the robotic milking and topping the event off with some tasty treats in Sainthill, it was fun for all generations. This walk happens every year, so if you missed it this year, you can still come along in 2016! Here are a few photos giving you a flavour of the day….

May 5, 2015

Mike and Leanne Perkins are pleased to announce that as of the 1st June they will be the new landlord and landlady of the Wyndham Arms. We wish them the best of luck with their new venture.

Apr 28, 2015

Annual Parish Meeting will be held in Kentisbeare Village Hall 7.3-pm TONIGHT

Apr 22, 2015

Hear from your local parliamentary candidates. 7.30pm, 30th April, Kenstisbeare Village Hall.

Apr 14, 2015

Parish, District and Parliamentary Election nominations are now available on the Council Notices page.

Apr 13, 2015

Mid Devon Local Plan Review

PLEASE NOTE: the consultation period on the Local Plan Review has been extended to 27th April. Please see this press release for more info. Any representations to MDDC relating to the Local Plan should be emailed to you include your name and address

Apr 8, 2015

For those registered with Devon Home Choice, there is a 2 bedroom home available in Kentisbeare – see the list for details. You have until 13/04/15 to bid.

Apr 7, 2015

In case you’ve missed it, the zipwire at Kentisbeare play park is now officially OPEN! Click the title above for some brill photos.

Mar 27, 2015

Up until 20th April, you can comment on Devon County Council’s public transport review. All the info is here:

Mar 17, 2015

On Tuesday 24th March, there will be a Public Meeting for Kentisbeare Parish residents, concerning the proposed Local Plan Review.


Feb 2, 2015

What was Kentisbeare like in the late 1800s?

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